Nampak Sacks is AfriSam’s“Key Supplier of the Year” for the third time.
Jul 16th, 12:35
Nampak Sacks is AfriSam’s “Key Supplier of the Year” for 2012. This is the third time that the Nampak business has won the award in seven years.
AfriSam’s Supply Chain Manager, Calie Ehrke, says that the company has approximately 3 200 suppliers and many factors are considered in the judging process, such as BBBEE, price, quality, safety and spend.
For the Managing Director of Nampak Sacks, Craig Dingley, this award clearly shows that the packaging manufacturer is delivering strategic value “beyond the sack.”
“In 2005, we embarked on a customer growth strategy, which provided a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of our customers’ key priority areas and align our approach and offering to assist our Customers to grow their business. AfriSam has been part of our journey from the beginning. Today, the demand for cement and concrete is growing, especially as commercial, industrial and residential infrastructure projects come on line across Sub-Saharan Africa. Channels for ongoing information-sharing and planning are now firmly in place, so we’re able to play a genuine supporting role to AfriSam as a cement and concrete leader in Africa’s developing economies.”
“We’re deeply honoured that AfriSam has recognised how far we’ve come for the second time in three years and the third time since 2005.”
“However, this customer-centricity isn’t unique to AfriSam,” adds Dingley. “We apply the same commitment and focus to everyone, which makes Nampak Sacks significantly different when compared to other packaging manufacturers in the paper bag/sack space. We’ll continue to improve our performance and invest in our customers’ success.”
In addition to supplying cement packaging, Nampak Sacks also supplies the chemical, milling (specifically grain and sugar) and agricultural industries in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.
Multi-wall sacks are capable of carrying up to 50kgs of cement and tea, for example. Packs can be enhanced by adding special features, including quick filling high porosity papers, carry handles, micro perforations and valve-type closures. At the same time, self-opening bags for food products, like milling and sugar, are made from high-strength bleached Kraft and come in a wide variety of sizes from 500gs to 12.5kgs.
All multi-wall sacks and self-opening bags can be flexo-printed in up to eight colours. An outer layer of coated polyester, which provides gloss and protection from moisture and/or fat, is recommended for value-added products.
The latest technology is available at the manufacturing facility, which is ISO 9001 and ISO 22 000 certified.
For further information contact: Craig Dingley +27 (0)Click here for more information on Nampak
The three winners of the Food Science and Technology Category of the 2013 IPSA Student Gold Pack Awards were recently announced at an awards luncheon in Johannesburg.
“Spring in September is a perfect time to reflect on the miracle that every tree represents a symbol of life,” said Jeunesse Park, founder of Food & Trees For Africa (FTFA) - an NGO specialising in tree planting as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change and greening previously disadvantaged local communities.
“Attracting young graduates to the packaging industry is a challenge and an opportunity,” says Fezekile Tshiqi, Nampak’s Group Human Resources Director.
Nampak, Africa’s largest packaging company, is committed to positive contributions in Education, Health, Welfare and the Environment through a focused Corporate Social Investment strategy.
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